Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Lesson Learned

One of the joys of parenthood is teaching your child a new skill and then watching them apply it to their lives.
One of the downfalls of parenthood, that no one tells you, is that sometimes these lessons come back to bite you in the behind.
For instance, when you teach your toddler to throw away their diaper. All you think is how helpful it is and they feel good that they have helped. What you don't realize is that they have now discovered the joy of the garbage can and you will be missing shoes and car keys.
Or, when they are a little older...for sake of argument, let's say three...and named Avery...and they see you cleaning. They realize that it makes you happy to have things clean. So, they try to help in any way they can. They "wash" the walls. They pick up papers. THEY DUMP A CUP OF WATER ON YOUR LAPTOP TO HELP CLEAN IT.
No, I'm not kidding. How I wish I were. After taking the laptop apart in 100 pieces AND 364 miniature screws AND pouring out the excess water AND drying it with a hair dryer AND ordering and installing a new keyboard....it is the cleanest damn thing in the house.


mom said...

I think I would have freaked out. She was only trying to help though so it's kind of funny.

Jenny said...

That is so funny. I do things all of the time that bite me in the but.

JLT6907 said...

omg! i woulda lost it!

mickey said...

lucky you, that she is so observant.